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TNT Opens Eight New Outlets In China In 2008

Courier service provider TNT has announced that the company will open eight new branches in China before the end of the year, increasing the number of its outlets in China to 34.

Diao Ning, a representative from the Chinese public relations department of TNT, said that the eight new outlets will be mainly located in Pearl and Yangtze river delta cities, including Dongguan, Zhongshan, Foshan, Shunde, Nanning, Wenzhou, Kunshan, and Shanghai, which are the important manufacturing and export centers of China. The setting up of the new outlets will not only enable TNT to gain the business opportunities in the fastest growing areas of China, but also provide chances to further contact its customers in these areas.

Michael Drake, managing director of TNT China, said that the setting up of the eight new branches is in line with the company's long-term ambitions in the China market. In addition, its new branches in South China areas will further support TNT's Asia road transport network expansion in these areas. Relying on their leading position in the European market, the company will increase its market share in China's international express sector and enhance their business in the Sino-Europe international express delivery service.

Apart from the network expansion in China, TNT also acquired a Chinese express services provider Tiandi-Hoau in 2007 to enlarge its coverage in China's road transport. As one of the biggest express service providers in China, Tiandi-Hoau manages a road network with 1,250 depots.

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